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Crisis Lines/ Helplines

  • 2-1-1 Monterey County

A program of United Way Monterey County

From anywhere in Monterey County, dial 2-1-1

Website: www.211mc.org

Services:

A 24- hour free and confidential telephone service and online searchable database, providing information and referral on a broad range of services, including emergency shelter, rent assistance, food pantries, affordable housing, health resources, child care, counseling and senior services. Telephone line can provide information in more than 170 languages. Provides vital information in times of disaster.

  • NATIVIDAD MEDICAL CENTER CRISIS CENTER

1441 Constitution Blvd. Salinas, CA 93906

Tel (831) 755-4111

Website: www.natividad.com

Services: Crisis intervention counseling provided seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Individuals should call above number or come into emergency room. Crisis team will be paged, individual might need to wait a few minutes. Services available in English and Spanish.

  • Suicide PreventionServices of the Central Coast

Operated by the Family Service Agency of the Central Coast

Toll-free Crisis Line: (877)663-5433 or (831) 458-5300

Website: www.fsa-cc.org

Services:

24-hour, free and confidential, multi-language, crisis intervention and suicide prevention services. Individual does not have to be suicidal to call. Services also offered to individuals who have lost a person to suicide.

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

24/7 Crisis Line: (800) 784-2433 or (800) 273-8255

Website: www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Services:

Free and confidential emotional support to individuals in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

  • YWCA DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CRISIS LINE

Tel 24-hour Monterey (831) 372-6300; Salinas (831) 757-1001

Website: www.ywca.org/montereycounty

Services:

24 hour crisi line for victims of domestic violence and other family crisis. Provides referrals. Services in English and Spanish.

  • CALIFORNIA POISON CONTROL SYSTEM

24 hour hotline: (800) 222-1222

Website: www.calpoison.org

Services:

This hotline, in English and Spanish, provides immediate, free and expert treatment advice and assistance over the phone in case of exposure to poisonous, hazardous or toxic substances.

  • Monterey County Rape Crisis Line

Tel  24 hour South County (831) 424-4357

Website: www.mtryrapecrisis.org

Services:

Crisis intervention and short-term counseling for victims of sexual assault. Information and referral. Services in English and Spanish.

  • Sunrise House

24-hour Crisis Line: (831) 758-3302

Website: www.sunrisehouse.org

Services:

A 24-hour crisis line, based in Salinas, for adolescents having trouble at home or in the community.

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